Ellipsis (el-lip’-sis): Omission of a word or short phrase easily understood in context.
When the going gets tough . . . . Got it? It’s time to help Sisyphus push that piece of crap up the hill to the garage. I can’t believe he bought a used KIA from one of those roadside rip-off car lots. He’s too vain to call a tow truck. This is his punishment.
But why the hell are we helping him? Hmmm–oh well: when in need . . .
Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)
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